What To Do When Your Kid Won’t Sleep (from an imperfect mama who is definitely not a sleep expert)featured
This post is not meant to tell you how to get your kid to sleep. There are lots of good websites out there simply full of good sleep advice. Just Google it.
Rather, this post is meant to encourage you and give you hope when you feel like you have tried everything you know to do to get your kid to sleep better and nothing’s working — when you feel completely helpless and exhausted!
For me, having a kid that fights sleep has been one of the toughest things on me emotionally and mentally. I feel like such a whiner even thinking that way, because of all the much bigger problems people face every day. I have to be honest though, and that’s the honest truth.
This advice comes at my breaking point, when I’ve tried everything I can think of with little man lately (almost three years old now) and nothing’s working. I’m on kid #3 here… You’d think I’d have it figured out by now. I had him sleep trained pretty good at one point, but now… well… he’s not. And he’s very strong-willed.
This is new ground for me, because my girls were both sleeping fine at this age. Little buddy’s not in a crib anymore, meaning if he just wants to get up out of bed and walk down the hallway there’s nothing to stop him. And don’t suggest a baby gate. Yep — tried that. I put a baby gate up in his doorway so at least he’d stay in his room. He knocked it down. And the second time when my husband put it up a little higher he just climbed over it. But I’m rambling now.
Let’s get on with the good advice, because that my friends is why you’re reading this. And yes, I do have some great ideas to share that have really helped me to go from hopeless to hopeful when things have gotten tough. 🙂
Here are 7 tips to help you out when your kid just won’t sleep.